Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) Assistant Director
The Newark Bike Project (NBP) is a 501(c)3 Non‐Profit community organization in Newark, DE offering shared access to professional cycling tools and knowledgeable volunteer bicycle mechanics. NBP also offers community space for events such as open mic nights, stand‐up comedy shows, community dinners and speaker events. NBP’s mission is to educate, create community and empower people in a way that encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is a flagship initiative at NBP that offers a service-based bike safety and ridership program for Newark area youth ages 9 to 14. Each session, youth focus on character and leadership development by participating in interactive service projects with local community members and organizations.
NBP is looking for a Program Assistant Director to support the Youth Director in leading the Youth Empowerment Program. The position will entail significant collaboration with the Youth Director in engaging the YEP with the Newark community and strengthening organizational relationships.
Start Date: Immediate
- Working with Youth Director to design, plan and initiate new dimensions for the YEP
- Assisting Youth Director with all program activities and setup during YEP sessions
- Maintaining regular communications with the Youth Director and relevant NBP personnel
- Co-leading youth in activities (mostly via bicycle) around Newark during YEP program sessions
- Assisting Youth Director with diligent documentation of program activities and processes
- Acting as a strong, enthusiastic leader and mentor for youth
- Preparing for and appropriately handling all emergencies involving youth during YEP sessions
- Working with the Youth Director and NBP Board to grow and improve the YEP
- Commitment to employment until at least the end of August 2019
- Comfortably able to bicycle 3-7 miles through city streets and gravel park trails at a medium pace
- Significant knowledge and familiarity with bicycle routes and trails in and around Newark, DE
- Ability to secure a Criminal Background check upon position start date*
- Willingness to train up to at least an intermediate level of bicycle repair and maintenance before first YEP Session (NBP offers mechanics training classes periodically throughout the year)
- Willingness to become certified in CPR/First Aid from an accredited program ASAP
- Previous experience mentoring and working with youth
Time Commitment: YEP has hosted 2 Mon-Thurs YEP sessions this June and July 2018 and will host a third session from August 6-9. The YEP also plans to hold various youth events throughout the year, including similarly scheduled summer sessions in 2019. YEP planning is typically during business hours and events throughout the year are typically on weekends. Candidates should expect to spend 70% of their time planning and 30% of their time working with youth. Hours and work schedule are flexible, but the Program Assistant Director is expected to be present at all YEP events and sessions. Additionally, the Program Assistant Director should plan to attend the NBP Board meetings on the first Tuesday evening of every month.
Compensation: NBP has secured grant to offer an hourly rate at $13 per hour.
*According to Delaware State Senate Bill No. 144 Background checks are required for any Child‐Service Entity including staff and volunteers. Checks consist of fingerprinted Delaware and national background check completed by the State Bureau of Identification, the FBI and a Child Protection Registry check completed by DSCYF.
If you are interested in the YEP Assistant position, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading YEP Assistant Application. Please submit a 1pg cover letter and 1pg resume.